Dental Assistant Jobs in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Aid dentist as required, especially in areas such as direct patient care, office duties, and preparing materials for treatments. Dental assistants are typically responsible for directly supporting dentists to ensure that procedures run smoothly. They manage equipment such as suction hoses to keep the patient’s mouth dry and workable during treatment, sterilize instruments, and develop X-rays/perform other lab tasks under dentist oversight. Additionally, they coordinate with clients to deliver information on effective hygiene techniques, schedule appointments, and arrange billing/payment. Because many of their tasks involve interaction with dentists and patients, they need to have strong interpersonal skills.

Depending on state regulations, dental assistants may perform coronal polishing to eliminate soft deposits, protect teeth from cavities with sealant or fluoride, and/or prepare patients for procedures by applying topical anesthetic. Some are also expected to prepare materials for temporary crowns and casts of teeth.

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Dental Care Alliance - Miami, FL (24 miles from Fort Lauderdale, FL)
We are looking for a candidate that is a Certified Orthodontic Assistant in the state of Florida as well as x-ray certified....
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2 days ago Dental Care Alliance
Dental Care Alliance - Miami, FL (24 miles from Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Our ideal candidate will have 3-4 years of hands on Ortho Assistant experience and must be x-ray certified in the state of FL....
1 day ago
Sage Dental - Davie, FL (3 miles from Fort Lauderdale, FL)
functions/expanded duties and radiography certifications required 2+ years of experience working as an OS Dental Assistant preferably in a fast-paced DSO setting Sedation experience preferred Experience...
1 hour ago
Pacific Dental Services - Davie, FL (3 miles from Fort Lauderdale, FL)
terminology, instruments and equipment Benefits Medical, dental and vision insurance Continuing Education (CE Units) Paid time off Tuition Reimbursement Child care assistance 401K Paid time to volunteer...
2 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Hollywood, FL (7 miles from Fort Lauderdale, FL)
The Dental Assistant we hire is required to have Dental Assistant experience; and an x-ray license for the state of FL....
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3 days ago Dental Care Alliance
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Miami, FL (24 miles from Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Dental Assistant - Pediatric (Bilingual) at Great Expressions Dental Centers in Miami, Florida Posted in Retail about 3 hours ago....
2 days ago
FL Dental Spa - Pompano Beach, FL (7 miles from Fort Lauderdale, FL)
We are a modern Private Practice in Northeast Broward looking for a well organized, self motivated Dental Assistant....
3 days ago
Sage Dental - Hallandale Beach, FL (10 miles from Fort Lauderdale, FL)
We are seeking a Traveling Endo Dental Assistant!...
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4 days ago Sage Dental
GROSMAN PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY & ORTHODONTICS - Fort Lauderdale, FL (15 miles from Fort Lauderdale, FL)
INNOVATIVE DENTAL OFFICE LOOKING FOR A FULL TIME PEDIATRIC DENTAL ASSISTANT. MUST BE A TEAM PLAYER AND POSSESS AN ENTHUSIASTIC PERSONALITY!!...
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4 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Miami, FL (24 miles from Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Overview We are hiring a Dental Assistant to work full time in our affiliate office; Main Street Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics located in Miami, FL....
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6 days ago Dental Care Alliance
Affordable Dental Center - Boca Raton, FL 33486, FL (15 miles from Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Dental office that provides medical services at high standards, under the conditions of comfort and safety, the future is looking for a team member to the position of Dental Assistant....
Remote Work
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6 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Miami Lakes, FL (18 miles from Fort Lauderdale, FL)
The Dental Assistant we hire will have 1-2 years of previous experience working for a dental office. X-ray Certified in the state of Florida is required....
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6 days ago Dental Care Alliance
Heartland Dental - Miami, FL (24 miles from Fort Lauderdale, FL)
The ideal Dental Assistant candidate should possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, a superior knowledge of dentistry and dental terminology, a friendly, outgoing demeanor and excellent...
7 days ago
Heartland Dental - Miramar, FL (10 miles from Fort Lauderdale, FL)
The ideal Dental Assistant candidate should possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, a superior knowledge of dentistry and dental terminology, a friendly, outgoing demeanor and excellent...
7 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Plantation, FL (3 miles from Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Overview We are hiring a Dental Assistant for our affiliate office;Main Street Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics of Plantation located in Plantation, FL....
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7 days ago Dental Care Alliance

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Fort Lauderdale, FL

This is the average annual salary for Dental Assistant jobs in Fort Lauderdale, FL as reported by the BLS.

$40,187

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Fort Lauderdale, FL offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.3%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.1%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.5%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • Some College (3.3%)
  • Master's Degree (2.1%)
  • Some High School (1.2%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Dental Assistants in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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